Courses and Faculty

The topics identified for the courses listed below are based on a set of identified competencies required to be an effective pharmacy leader.

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An exceptional faculty has been assembled to lead the Academy. Faculty members include the Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award and the John W. Webb Award winners as well as Fellows of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).   

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual or his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

All faculty and planners for ASHP education activities are qualified and selected by ASHP and required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. ASHP identifies and resolves conflicts of interest prior to an individual’s participation in development of content for an educational activity. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Below is a list of course titles and 2019 faculty details. Click on the names of the faculty members listed below to view their biographies. 

Course 1: Leading With Influence
Sara J. White, M.S., FASHP
Kate Farthing, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP
Jennifer Tryon, Pharm.D., M.S.
Samuel Calabrese, M.B.A., R.Ph., FASHP

Course 2: Leading the Pharmacy Enterprise: Building the Business of Pharmacy
Susan Teil Boyer, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP
Lisa Gersema, Pharm.D., M.H.A., BCPS, DPLA, FASHP
Michael Powell, M.S., FASHP

Course 3: Leading System Reliability for Safety and Quality
Ronald H. Small, B.S.Pharm., M.B.A.
Jason Chou, Pharm.D., M.S.
James R. Rinehart, R.Ph., M.S., FASHP 

Course 4: Leading for Financial Effectiveness 
Steven B. Cano, R.Ph., M.S.
Patrick E. Parker, R.Ph., M.S.
Harold N. Godwin, B.S.Pharm., M.S., FASHP, FAPhA        
Deborah Sanchez, Pharm.D., M.H.A., DPLA, BCPS

Course 5: Leading Transformational Change and Innovation 
Christy Ciccarello, Pharm.D.
Michael Melby, M.S.
John D. Pastor III, Pharm.D., FASHP

Course 6: Strategic Clinical Leadership
Susan D. Bear, Pharm.D., BCPS
Timothy R. Pasquale, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FIDSA
Kenneth M. Komorny, Pharm.D., BCPS       


Course 7: Leading the Pharmacy Enterprise for Organizational Success 
Katherine A. Miller, Pharm.D., M.H.A., DPLA
Meghan Swarthout, Pharm.D., M.B.A.  
John S. Clark, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FASHP
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